One of the most important and heavily utilized teams during our winter missions, our Search & Rescue Snowmobile Team are truly local heroes. Ready to rock as soon as their pagers go off, This specialized team is capable of traveling in all conditions and most locations throughout our beautiful Deschutes County. Not only can this team set up a landing zone for Airlink to extract an injured person they are able to operate utility machines which can transfer people, gear, subjects, passengers and most anything else that needs to move over snow. The Snowmobile Team is a group of dedicated snowmobilers who are committed to train for any snow and terrain condition.
It is the amazing sponsors that help this team keep their machines and equipment and most importantly, their training, up to the standards that it takes to execute a rescue operation in extreme conditions! From rescuing an injured subject off a trail or sending teams deep into the backcountry for search scenarios, this team is responsible for saving lives. Thank you to the sponsors for giving them the tools they need to rock.
The purpose of the Deschutes County Search & Rescue Snowmobile Team is to safely access the Backcountry and snowmobile trail systems for efficient contact to injured or lost subjects as well as provide winter snow mission transportation of gear, volunteers and subjects, or for other transport needs.